War Podcast (ABC RN)
Conflict in Southern Thailand01/18/15
In Southern Thailand there's been, in effect, a war going on for more than a decade between the Malay Muslims and the Thai State. 6000 people have died and countless others have been wounded. Can a solution be reached and can peace return to Southern...
Is talking the shortest path to war?
It's widely believed that diplomacy is the best course of action when dealing with rogue regimes or terrorist groups. At it's best it can divert war and contain situations that might have led to war. But if they get it wrong, if one nation takes...
Jihad in the Balkans
Bosnia has provided more volunteers per capita for the Syrian jihad than any other country in Europe. But why Bosnian men and why so many? Haven’t they seen enough of war?
Sarah Waters' new novel, The Paying Guests
In 1922, in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, life is about to be transformed as an impoverished a widow and her daughter are obliged to take in lodgers.
The Hundred Days offensive brought an end to the stalemate in the trenches and saw the collapse of the Central Powers. Should the allies have occupied Germany at the end of the War, and if they had, could they have prevented WW2?
Other Voices, Other Battles
Could the Entente powers have survived at the front without the assistance of troops and workers from colonised nations?
God and Country
The Great War was a test of faith like no other before or since. What part did religion play in the war, and what impact did the conflict have on belief? Was Christian Europe a casualty of war?
Ethical lessons from Guantanamo Bay
The ethical dilemmas faced by many US military lawyers involved in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions.
Law Report 30 December 2014
Ethical lessons from Guantanamo Bay.
Netanyahu vows harsh response to synagogue killings
Tensions in Jerusalem are escalating after an attack at a synagogue on Tuesday that killed four Rabbis during morning prayers.
Fatal attack on worshippers
At least four Israelis have been killed and eight injured when two men armed with knives and axes attacked worshippers at a West Jerusalem synagogue.
What's next for Islamic State?
US and British intelligence agencies are studying the latest video from Islamic State militants, amid warnings it could be a sign of worse to come.
MH17 search extended nine months
Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, killing 298 people, including 38 Australians.
Anti-terror push halts overseas money transfers
Measures aimed at stopping funds from being transferred to the accounts of terrorist groups appear to be hurting innocent people in developing countries, who rely on relatives in Western nations to send them vital income.
In the footsteps of his fallen son
Tony Lewis' 22-year-old son Conrad was killed by a Taliban sniper in Afghanistan three years ago. He recently travelled to the country to try to understand what he died for.
Sending more troops to Iraq to be considered
The prospect of a bigger Australian deployment in Iraq has been raised by US president Barack Obama during talks in Beijing with Tony Abbott.
General John Monash's contribution to WWI: biography
As Tony Abbott confirms that Australian Special Forces have now moved into Iraq in their train and assist role, stories from World War One continue to be made.
Insights from a Cairo garbo
One of the most effective systems in Cairo is that of garbage collection and the men who take away the trash, have interesting tales to tell.
Is the world on the brink of a new Cold War?
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev believes we could descend into a new Cold War unless tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine are kept under control.
Islamic State militant leaders reportedly hit by coalition airstrikes
Iraqi officials believe a number of top Islamic State militants were killed in a coalition air strike in north-western Iraq on Saturday.
- Melbourne, VIC